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Summer Library Hours

Good News!  During the summer the library @ Whittier Elementary School will be open on Wednesday's from 10:00am until 2:00pm on June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10 and 17. Whittier families are invited and encouraged to use the library to support their student in library usage and the usage of LEXIA to support students' reading goals. Parents must accompany and supervise their children when they come to use the library and are only to be in the main hallway outside the office area and the library as the school is being deep cleaned in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year beginning August 19. 

Please note that unless a student is enrolled in the summer school program, they should not be playing on school property until summer school ends @ 3:30pm. 

Registration Information for the 2019 - 2020 School Year

Dear Whittier Family:

We hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer break. Welcome back to a new and exciting school year! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new students and their families as well as to our returning students and their families. The staff at Whittier Elementary are looking forward to working with you and your children this year. We are also looking forward to this year being full of developing new friendships, new learning experiences and new discoveries.

Beginning August 1, 2019, an online-registration link will be placed on the front page of Whittier Elementary School’s website, http://whittier.slcschools.org/. This link will direct you to online registration.

Your student’s ID number and registration pin number will be mailed to you that last week of July. Please keep this letter so you have the information you need when you begin the registration process.

  1. If you are a returning student, you will need this information to log in.
  2. All students that are new to Whittier Elementary WILL REGISTER AS A NEW STUDENT. They will receive their ID number and registration pin number during in-person registration on August 6, 7 and 8.
  3. NOTE FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS:  Birth date is on or after September 2, 2013 AND on or before September 1, 2014.

It is important to fill out the registration information carefully. Please make sure that all information is correct (current telephone numbers, current address, current email, current emergency contact information, etc.) The information you provide is vital for us to be able to communicate with you for regular school communication and in case of an emergency. We are asking that you provide more than one emergency contact in order to readily facilitate student safety should an emergency situation arise.

All students (new and returning) must complete the online registration process. Once you have completed online registration, please print, sign, date, and bring the signature form with you during in-person registration (see dates below). The school signature form is the last screen as you complete online registration. 

  • August 6th from 8:30am-12:30pm
  • August 7th from 11:30am-3:30pm
  • August 8th from 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Items to bring with you to in-person registration:

  • birth certificate – new students
  • immunization record – new students
  • address verification (utility bill or lease to verify current address) – new and returning students
  • completed registration page – any student who has completed the online registration at home

PLEASE NOTE:  YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL BOTH THE ONLINE PORTION AND ADDRESS VERIFICATION HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. 

Questions regarding the items listed below can be asked during in-person registration. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any other questions. Whittier’s office summer hours begin August 5, 2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm.

  • Free/Reduced Lunch Program – Must reapply every year (apply during online registration).
  • Bussing – Forms will be available at in-person registration (only applies to ELP and students living in the Enclave Apartments).
  • Kindergarten – A 30-minute kindergarten assessment will be scheduled at in-person registration. All kindergarten classes will be full-day.
  • Pre-K4 Enrollment – Please call the Early Childhood office @ (801) 974-8396.
  • After School Program will run from September 3, 2019 through May 21, 2020. It offers an enriching and nurturing environment for students in K-6. Students receive homework support, learn new skills and attend periodic field trips. They receive a snack right after school and have the option of eating dinner provided by Kids Kafe. The opportunities offered in After School Program are an additional support in working toward improving academic skills and knowledge. Groups ratios consist of one adult group leader; responsible for fifteen students

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - September 3, 2019 through May 21, 2020

Whittier Elementary School’s After School Program will run from September 3, 2019 through May 21, 2020. It offers an enriching and nurturing environment for students in K-6. Students receive homework support, learn new skills and attend periodic field trips. They receive a snack right after school and have the option of eating dinner provided by Kids Kafe. The opportunities offered in After School Program are an additional support in working toward improving academic skills and knowledge. Groups ratios consist of one adult group leader; responsible for fifteen students. – – https://whittier.slcschools.org/academics/programs-options/after-school-program

  • ASP will not be held on the following dates:  
    • September 3rd - After School Program begins
    • October 9th and 10th – NO After School Program – SEP Conferences
    • October 31stNO After School Program – Halloween
    • December 20th 23rd, 24th, 25th,26th, 27th, 30th, 31st January 1st, 2nd, 3rd NO After School Program – Happy Winter Break!
    • February 12th and 13th  – No After School Program – SEP Conferences
    • March 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th – No After School Program – Happy Spring Break!
    • May 21st – Last Day of After School Program
  • Program Hours:
    • 2:50 to 5:00pm / Monday through Thursday; 12:35-5:00pm / Friday
    • 5:20 to 5:25pm Student pick-up (Please note:  We expect that you will pick-up your child prior to the pick-up time. Late pick-up may result in dismissal from the program for the remainder of the school year.
    • 5:00 to 5:20pm Dinner is served
  • Important Information:
    • Parents, please remember to pick up your students on time! A late-fee is applied to your bill in the amount of $15 if you are 15 minutes late. $1 for every minute after that. Your student may not return to program until the amount is paid in full.
    • The Do-Not-Attend List is enforced for failure to pay on time.
    • Review all information and procedures in the Parent Handbook. All of your questions are answered in there. Any additional questions, please refer to Angelica Martinez, After School Program Coordinator.
    • As a member of the Extended Day/After School Program, Children will be expected to respect the staff, each other, the property and the environment around them at all times. They must never leave the building, grounds or the adult supervision, without explicit permission by the Extended Day/After School staff. Such permission will only be granted by written order of the parent or guardian. Students are to bring all necessary supplies and belongings from school at the dismissal time to the assigned meeting area for Extended Day/After School participants, as they will not be allowed to return to their classroom for forgotten items. The same school rules and expectations of behavior that are in effect during the regular school day apply during After School Program hours. Students are expected to adhere to all school rules and expectations in place during daytime hours. Any child may be removed from the program if his/her behavior threatens the safety and welfare of his/her self, other students or the staff.
    • After School Program is brought to you by Salt Lake City Community Education.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AUGUST 15 FROM 5:00-7:00pm

Along with shopping for school supplies and adopting earlier bedtimes, back-to-school night is an important ritual marking the beginning of the new school year. On this night, you will meet your child’s teacher. They’ll share information about their teaching style and methodology and how they grade. You’ll find out what projects they’ll be working on and about field trips that will enhance their learning.

Your child’s teacher might be a little nervous about meeting all the parents, even if they’ve done this twenty times before. Arrive with a friendly smile and introduce yourself. If you know each other already, say hello and refresh their memory as to your name and who your child is. Teachers meet lots of parents throughout the year and may not remember your name, although they may recognize your face. 

We are looking forward to seeing all our parents on August 15 from 5:00-7:00pm in a meet-and-greet informal open house setting. Please note that at 6:30 pm, the annual Title I Parent Meeting will be held in the library. All are invited.

WHITTIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DRESS CODE

Whittier Elementary School Dress Code / School Uniform

  • Colors include tan/khaki, red, white, navy blue and black. Tops must be a different color than bottoms.
  • Socks and tights should also be a solid dress code color.
  • Logos are permitted. The size of the logo must fit under a quarter.
  • Decorations/embellishments must also be solid dress code colors.
  • *Official Whittier Elementary School shirts.

*Official Whittier Elementary School shirts include those of clubs and organizations directly affiliated with Whittier Elementary School; where membership or participation is available for all students, or all students of a particular grade level, i.e., Whittier Elementary School PTA shirts, Chess Club, Ballet West, etc.

+1 Campaign

This year, the Whittier PTA and ELP Steering Committees want to encourage you to think "+1" any time you are purchasing clothing for your own child.  Find a good back-to-school sale on uniform items? Consider buying one extra piece of clothing or one extra outfit that you can donate.  Are the seasons changing and your child has outgrown a few items that are still in good shape?  Think Whittier first. We will have a bin located in the main office where you can drop off these new (or gently used) uniform items throughout the school year.  Together, our efforts can make a big difference for the children in our Whittier community! 

Whittier T-shirts

PTA is selling t-shirts. Get your school pride on! Stop by the office for an order form or see a PTA member. Thanks for supporting Whittier Elementary.

Students' Safety and Security at School

SLCSD has provided cameras and “buzz-in” entry at all district schools. Our school regularly has drills for crisis situations, including school violence drills. We are constantly re-examining all aspects of campus safety.  We will make changes that provide extra security for our students.Please contact Dr. P if you see something that can be changed to improve school safety and security: gregory.proffit@slcschools.org

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